FusionNews for the week of 9/18: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry September 18, 2015

3 min read

FusionNews highlights the key things that happened over the past week in the Fusion 360 Community and news from the industry. New posts every Friday.




From the Fusion Team


UPDATE – September Update Preview

The next release is coming this weekend. Check out what to expect here.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Fusion 360 Fast Track

Are you a currently a SolidWorks user? We’re extending the Fusion 360 Fast Track program to the UK & Nordics.


WEBINAR RECORDING – Fusion 360 CAM Webinar – Expanding Beyond Basic 2.5 Axis

Curt Chan partners up with Matthew Nichols from MCAD Solutions and takes us through different strategies on tackling machining problems leveraging Fusion 360’s API Interface and 3D toolpath functionality.


TIP – Why and When You Should Activate Components

Keqing walks us through the thought process of when and why it is a beneficial to create empty components and work within them by activating them from the beginning of a design.


TIP – Data Exchange in Fusion 360

Easily import various file types into Fusion 360 using these quick tips.


TIP – How to Share a Fusion 360 Design

Here’s a quick tip on how to share a design with a colleague.


TIP – Fusion 360 Time Saving Tips & Tricks

Are you new to Fusion 360? Here are some shortcuts while modeling to save time and streamline the process.




ONLINE EVENT – Shape it Up!

Fully harness the unique designs that sculpting in Fusion 360 will open up while leveraging best practices, keyboard shortcuts, and advanced techniques on September 22nd at 1 pm PDT.


LIVE EVENT – The Future of Making Things with Autodesk Fusion 360

If you’re in the San Diego area, join us on September 23rd at 6 pm to learn more about Fusion 360.




ONLINE EVENT – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Show off your Fusion 360 skills & get a chance to win up to $6,000 & a pass to AU 2016!


Gallery Spotlights

We love to see what you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.      


BabyStroller.jpg     Copter.jpg   Potmeter.jpg

  Baby Stroller by Bret Cyndie                          XRace360 Copter by Fabian Schurig                     Potmeter by Adrian Pawelek


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


A Net-Zero House for $220K? It’s All in How It’s Put Together

Over 40 monitoring systems in this house will regulate temperature, oversee the safety of occupants, and dispatch robots to mow the lawn.


In Medical First, Cancer Patient Receives 3D-Printed Titanium Rib Cage

A Spanish man recently received the world’s first customized, 3D-printed titanium ribcage after doctors had to remove a large portion of his sternum due to a cancerous tumor.


Powered single-wheel skateboard will zip you around in futuristic style

This new Kickstarter makes you feel like you are floating above the pavement.


Product Development – Design for Evil

If your product involves electronics, communications or controls, designing for your customers’ safety and security is top priority.


You can control the new Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba vacuum from miles away

The Roomba now has Wi-Fi network integration and app-based control.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take your suggestions very seriously as they help to shape Fusion 360, so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements you would like to see.

Here are a few from this week. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Offset on curved faces

Request to have an offset of a sketch line.


Mirror in sketch from axes

Request to have the ability to mirror something in a sketch off of the center line based on the global origin / axes.


Auto-fill Parameter Names

Request to have parameter names auto-fill in the dimensions box.


Have a story to share? We would love to hear more about you and how you’re using Fusion 360! Shoot me an email at shannon.mcgarry@autodesk.com

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